World Languages Institute
The World Languages Institute at Bellevue College offers the most comprehensive language program of its kind in Washington State. From French courses for travelers to Advanced Spanish, you can choose from the widest selection of foreign language classes available in the Seattle-Bellevue area. Taught by skilled instructors, these world language courses are professional, engaging and affordable.
Learn a new language
Whether you are pursuing language for travel, business, or reconnecting with your heritage, we can help you speak a foreign language with confidence. Bellevue College Continuing Education offers hundreds of noncredit classes each year in 18 different world languages.
Get started with beginning language classes
Level 1 language classes are a great way to get started speaking a new language. Lessons are lively and interactive, and easy to fit into your schedule– classes generally meet once a week for 8 to 10 weeks. Beginning language classes include conversational lessons for travelers, which focus on pronunciation basics and essential travel expressions.
Continue your education with intermediate and advanced language classes
The World Languages Institute offers the deepest selection of language classes in the Pacific Northwest region. The college teaches dozens of day, evening and weekend classes in Spanish, French and Italian. Advanced classes are taught in many languages, including Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Instructors are usually native speakers and have extensive teaching experience